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World Heritage Site #1396 :: Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley

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State Party: Malaysia
Name of the Property: Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley
Geographical Coordinates:
Cluster 1 [centre] – 5° 4′ 18.24132″N, 100’ 57″ 59.09544″E
Cluster Z [centre] – 5° 8′ 1.71996″N, 100’ 58′ 54.28416″E
Date of Inscription: 2012
Criteria: (iii)(iv)
Property : 399 ha
Buffer zone: 1,787 ha
Ref: 1396

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Situated in the lush Lenggong Valley, the property includes four archaeological sites in two clusters which span close to 2 million years, one of the longest records of early man in a single locality, and the oldest outside the African continent. It features open-air and cave sites with Palaeolithic tool workshops, evidence of early technology. The number of sites found in the relatively contained area suggests the presence of a fairly large, semi-sedentary population with cultural remains from the Palaeolithic, Neolithic and Metal ages.

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